What is so GREAT about Dyslexia?

They are not great in spite of Dyslexia, they are great because of Dyslexia! Did you know that some of the most amazing people who walked this earth had a hard time in the classroom? Maybe you have a dyslexic child who is having trouble in school. Cheer up, the future is quite bright for those who invest in the talents that come in a package called " Dyslexia". The key is to focus on the child's gift, not on their problems.

Listen to what a few famous and succesful Dyslexics
have to say about their challenges and how they overcame them:

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

-Albert Einstein

“A teacher sent the following note home with a six-year-old boy: “He is too stupid to learn.” That boy was Thomas A. Edison”. - Thomas Edison

“I was, on the whole, considerably discouraged by my school days. It was not pleasant to feel oneself so completely outclassed and left behind at the beginning of the race.” - Winston Churchill

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” -Thomas A. Edison

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” - Albert Einstein

“You should prefer a good scientist without literary abilities than a literate one without scientific skills.” - Leonardo da Vinci

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” - Walt Disney

“My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me and I felt I had someone to live for, someone I must not disappoint.” - Thomas Edison

“He told me that his teachers reported that . . . he was mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.” - Hans Albert Einstein (Albert Einstein’s father)

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I learn. Involve me and I remember.” - Benjamin Franklin

“If, at first, an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.” - Albert Einstein

“Your brain is much better than you think; just use it!” - Leonardo Da Vinci

“If I wasn’t dyslexic, I probably wouldn’t have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily… and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.” - Bruce Jenner

“By logic and reason we die hourly. By imagination we live.” - William Butler Yeats

“Before you can do something that you’ve never done, you have to be able to imagine it is possible.” - Jean Shinoda Bolen

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” - Albert Einstein

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” - Albert Einstein

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” - Walt Disney

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” - Thomas Edison

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” - Albert Einstein

“When a man does all he can, though it succeeds not well, blame not him that did it.” - George Washington

“The looks, the stares, the giggles . . . I wanted to show everybody that I could do better and also that I could read.” - Magic Johnson

“He did not speak until the age of three and teachers labeled him mentally slow: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. ” -Leonardo da Vinci

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” -Winston Churchill

“I felt like an alien. I always felt like I never belonged to any group that I wanted to belong to.” -Steven Spielberg

“I couldn’t read. I just scraped by. My solution back then was to read classic comic books because I could figure them out from the context of the pictures. Now I listen to books on tape. ” - Charles Schwab

“I hated school . . . . One of the reasons was a learning disability, dyslexia, which no one understood at the time. I still can’t spell . . .” - Loretta Young

“I was one of the ‘puzzle children’ myself — a dyslexic . . . And I still have a hard time reading today. Accept the fact that you have a problem. Refuse to feel sorry for yourself. You have a challenge; never quit! ” - Nelson Rockefeller